It’s not good news for people within the Lower Trent Conservation Watershed, who have been having problems with low water levels this year.
LTC says it will be extending a Level Two Low Water Condition, across most of the watershed, until the spring, with Stirling-Rawdon and Centre Hastings both staying at Level Three.
LTC’s Marilyn Bucholtz says the winter weather means groundwater conditions aren’t going to improve.
Bucholtz adds affected residents, unfortunately, should be used to the situation by now and can continue to rely on their municipalities to provide clean water.
Bucholtz notes that we’ve seen below normal percipitation levels in six of the last eight months, including in November, which is supposed to be the wettest month of the year.
The LTC team will update the situation in February, but until then you can click here to visit the LTC website and get more information about water conservation and low water condition statements.
Meanwhile there’s been a slight improvement within the Quinte Conservation watershed, where officials have downgraded the low water condition to level two.
Stream and ground water flows have improved slightly, but the winter freeze is here and things likely won’t get too much better.
Homeowners in the watershed are still being urged to conserve and people with low wells should visit municipal bulk water tanks in various towns.
The level three low water condition had been in effect since early August.